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Ep 110 : Good Company

Ep 110 : Good Company

2023-09-2552:22

Sam Swallow joins Matt once again to cover the Brian May Dixie tune "Good Company" off of the "A Night of the Opera" albumDon't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Matt and Jai take on Freddie Mercury's moody masterpiece, "My Melancholy Blues," off of Queen's iconic "News of the World" album.  Join us as we unpack the song's jazzy undertones,  and that unique 2/4 shuffle beat  We'll explore the song's recording process in the refurbished Wessex Studio and the Bösendorfer Imperial Piano and John Deacon's Fretless Precision bass in crafting its distinctive sound. Drawing parallels with Liza Minelli's tracks on "Cabaret" and diving into its chord progressions, we'll discuss how Freddie Mercury's creation foreshadows the "Jazz" album and its relationship with earlier Queen tracks. With insights from those snippets from the "News of the World" documentary, this episode looks into one of Queen's most introspective tracks. Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Ep 108 : Tear It Up

Ep 108 : Tear It Up

2023-09-1030:59

Matt takes on the Brian May rocker "Tear It Up" off of "The Works" The boys dissect its origins, lyrics, and the powerful message behind it. Was it Brian May's defiant stand against the disco influence of Hotspace? Or was it a reflection of the band's internal dynamics and their ever-evolving sound? a critique of their previous record to its undertones of sexual aggression. Of course, no episode would be complete without our signature segment: the scores against the Queen canon. How does "Tear It Up" fare when pitted against the legendary discography of one of rock's most iconic bands? Tune in to find out!Join us for a journey through the making, impact, and legacy of "Tear It Up." Whether you're a die-hard Queen fan or just discovering their magic, this episode promises insights, debates, and a fresh perspective on a classic track. Don't miss it!Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Ep 107 : Breakthru

Ep 107 : Breakthru

2023-09-0432:53

Ian tackles the exhilarating track "Breakthru" off of Queen's 1989 album 'The Miracle'. Known for its upbeat tempo and infectious melody, this song encapsulates the essence of what makes Queen's music timeless.We delve into the complex musical arrangements that give "Breakthru" its unmistakable charm. From its jazzy vocal harmonies to the synthesized bass lines, we explore how Queen managed to create a pop-rock anthem.We also examine the lyrical content and its various interpretations, offering our own unique insights into what Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor might have been thinking when they penned this classic. Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
This week Ian takes on The Show Must Go On off of the Queen Album Innuendo.  Join us as we delve into the depths of one of Queen's most iconic and emotionally charged songs, "The Show Must Go On." Discover the story behind this power ballad, that chronicles Freddie Mercury's unwavering determination to perform despite his deteriorating health. We'll explore the song's creation, from its initial chord sequences to the powerful lyrics that resonate with so many. Hear tales of Freddie's legendary recording session, where, against all odds, he delivered one of his most memorable vocal performances. We'll also touch on the song's legacy, from its live performances with stars like Elton John to covers by artists like Celine Dion. This episode is a tribute to the spirit of Queen and the message that no matter the challenges, the show must always go onDon't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Matt recruits Ben Wheeler once more to take on Queen's early masterpiece, 'Great King Rat.'  off of Queen's first album "Queen".  Join them as they unravel the intricate layers of this iconic track, from its innovative structure to the genius of Freddie Mercury's songwriting. Discover the musical prowess of Brian May's guitar solos, the rhythmic complexities, and the harmonic transitions that make this song a testament to Queen's enduring legacy.  Whether you're a die-hard Queen fan or new to their music, this episode promises a fresh perspective on a classic. Tune in and rock on with Jai, Matt, Ian and special guest once again Ben/Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
This week Matt and Jai take on "Las Palabras De Amor (The Words of Love)" a Brain Ballad off of the Queen "Hot Space Album" We chat synths, songs, meaning, and of course the important scores on the doors.Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Ep 103 : The Hitman

Ep 103 : The Hitman

2023-08-0726:58

Join us as we dissect this lesser-known gem The Hitman off of Queen's 1991 album, 'Innuendo.' We'll explore the song's hard-hitting lyrics, its pulsating rhythm, and the raw energy that makes it a standout in Queen's diverse catalogue. We'll delve into how "The Hitman" showcases the band's ability to blend rock and pop elements, creating a sound that's uniquely their own.We share our personal interpretations of the song, discuss its place in Queen's discography, and explore its reception among fans and critics. We'll also delve into the song's connection to the band members, particularly Brian May, who isn't credited with writing the heavy guitar riff that drives the song.Matt does the faithful cover of "The Hitman" at the end of the episode. Don't miss Episode 103 of the Recovering Queen podcast - where we find that every song of Queen is a kind of magic!Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Ian takes on the Roger Taylor classic "A Kind Of Magic" a song off of the Queen album "A Kind Of Magic".  Matt takes on the challenge of adding some of the difficult guitars to the mix. Our fascinating and thought-provoking analysis of "A Kind of Magic." From deciphering hidden meanings to exploring the deeper layers of the lyrics,  is sure to leave you pondering the mysteries of the song.Join us on this magical journey as we explore Queen's "A Kind of Magic" from every angleDon't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Ep 101 : One Vision

Ep 101 : One Vision

2023-07-2443:46

Welcome to season 8 of the Recovering Queen Podcast, the show where we dive deep into the rich tapestry of Queen's music, one song at a time. Today, we're turning our spotlight onto a track that encapsulates the band's unyielding spirit and their knack for creating anthems that resonate across generations - 'One Vision.':In this episode, long time listerner Jeronimo joins Matt, Jai and Ian to dissect 'One Vision,' a song off of 'A Kind of Magic' album, the song that also kicked off the concerts of the Magic tour. We'll explore the songwriting process, the unique contributions of each band member, and the cultural context in which this song was created.We'll delve into the song's structure, its driving rhythm, and the innovative techniques used in its recording. We'll discuss how the song, credited to the whole band, showcases Brian May's instrumental hooks and Roger Taylor's germinal idea, which later split into 'One Vision' and 'A Kind of Magic.'We'll also examine the guitar solo, where May uses the tapping technique for the first time on a record since 'It's Late' in 1977. This solo, with its triplet-driven rhythm and chromatic steps, is a testament to May's technical prowess and creative genius.So join us as we uncover the magic of 'One Vision,' a song that embodies Queen's vision of unity and their ability to create music that transcends time and genre. Whether you're a lifelong Queen fan or new to their music, this episode is sure to give you a fresh perspective on this iconic band and their enduring legacy."Remember, you can find the Recovering Queen Podcast on all major podcast platforms. Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review if you enjoy the show. Until next time, keep rocking to the rhythm of Queen!Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Welcome to Episode 100 of our podcast! We've reached a milestone, and we're celebrating in style with a special edition featuring not one, but two versions of Freddie Mercury's "The Millionaire Waltz." off of the Queen Album "A Day at The Races".  In this episode, we're thrilled to have Sam Swallow join us to share his insights and experiences with this extravagant and complex song.Sam, a talented musician of Hoosiers fame and fellow Queen enthusiast brings his unique perspective and skills to the table as we dive deep into the music theory, structure, and history behind this iconic track. And as a special treat for our listeners, Sam and Matt join forces to deliver two stunning covers of "The Millionaire Waltz," The first in the original arrangement and the second showcasing Sam's orchestral arrangement skills, bringing Freddie's creation a whole new lease of life. We'll explore the song's intricate layers, harmonies, and modulations, as well as discuss its lyrical themes of friendship, love, and emotional wealth. We'll also touch upon the influence of classical music and the band's creative process in crafting this masterpiece.So, put on your dancing shoes and join us for this unforgettable 100th episode celebration, where we pay tribute to Queen's "The Millionaire Waltz" with Sam Swallow and Matt on cover duties. Don't miss out on this musical journey as we raise a toast to the magic of Queen and the continued success of our podcast!Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Ep 99 : Misfire

Ep 99 : Misfire

2023-05-0129:08

🎸 Ian covers "Misfire", John Deacon's opening salvo off of Queen's Sheer Heart Attack album. Discover how Deacon's open-hearted songwriting and distinct guitar work shine in this track.🎹 We'll also break down the playful lyrics and the optimistic undertones, exploring the track's layers of meaning and the unique energy Deacon brought to Queen's iconic sound.🏆 Lastly, the scores and insights on the track's impact and its place in Queen's enduring legacy.🎵 Tune in for an enlightening deep-dive into the world of John Deacon and his unmistakable contribution to rock music. 🤘Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Jai takes us on a dive deep into the emotional complexities of Queen's song "Don't Try So Hard." We explore its unique blend of vulnerability, fragility, and defiance while highlighting Freddie Mercury's powerful vocals. Join us as we break down the song's themes and messages, and don't miss Jai's cover version. Stay tuned for our individual scores at the end of the episode, as we rate the song's impact and discuss its place in Queen's legacy. Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Ian tackles Roger Taylor's  "Action This Day."  off of the "Hot Space" Album.  In this episode, we explore the song's new wave influences, unique structure, and the powerful duet between Roger Taylor and Freddie Mercury.  We'll discuss the saxophone solo, the live performances during the Hot Space Tour, and how the song represents Queen's ability to experiment with different styles. Finally, stay tuned until the end as we reveal our scores for this remarkable track. Join us for an engaging and informative journey through this unforgettable Queen song.Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
🎤  Ian, treats us to an incredible cover, showcasing his unique interpretation and passion for this timeless hit.🎸 This episode explores the iconic song off of Queen's "Jazz" album, written by the talented John Deacon. Join us as we delve into the powerful message and captivating melodies of this classic tune.🏆 The guys break down the track, sharing their insights and giving their scores on the song's impact, relevance, and overall appeal.Tune in for an unforgettable musical journey! 🎶🤘 Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Matt and special guests Sammy and Ben tackle this classic Freddie track Seaside Rendezvous off of Night At The Opera.  Lots to talk about with Sammy in the studio, including the scoresDon't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Ian visits Freddie Mercury's strange little number, "In The Lap Of The Gods" off of the Queen Album "Sheer Heart Attack".   We chat about lots of things and get round to the scoring too.Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Ep 93 : Back Chat

Ep 93 : Back Chat

2023-03-2031:13

Ian tackles a John Decon funk rock track off of the Hot Space Album by Queen.  We discuss many things and of course the scores on the doors.Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Ian takes on this very old Roger Taylor hard rocker. "Modern Times Rock ’n’ Roll" off of the Queen debut Album "Queen".  We chat about all sorts of things and most importantly we score it!Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
Ep 91 : Save Me

Ep 91 : Save Me

2023-03-0635:08

Jai tackles the Brian May mega Ballad "Save Me" off of the album The Game. We chat about production, performance, live versions and of course the scores on the doors for this greatest hit. Don't forget to check out more Recovering Queen on linktr.ee/queenpodcast where you will find our Scorecard and our Karaoke videos on Youtube and much more
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